Superfast Broadband in Kalgoorlie
Superfast broadband is now available in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, with construction of the nbn complete and the service available to 14,100 homes and businesses.
Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said it was a major milestone for Kalgoorlie-Boulder, as the nbn offered a new era of opportunity for the city.
Homes and business will be connected to the nbn using fibre to the node (FTTN) technology.
FTTN offers mimimun wholesale broadband speeds of 25 megabits per second, with many premises able to access speeds of up to 100 Mbps through their retail service provider (RSP).
nbn will ensure that at least 90 per cent of the fixed-line footprint will have access to wholesale download speeds of 50 Mbps.
“Kalgoorlie-Boulder is home to some of Australia’s most innovative small businesses, who are world leaders in mining technology and equipment,” Mr Wilson said.
“Developing a network that allows them to be more competitive in the global market will help those businesses grow and further strengthen the local economy.
“Businesses will be able to improve their productivity through cloud-based sharing with staff and customers as well as have increased opportunities to access new markets through e-commerce.
“The nbn creates new opportunities for children to study and learn, and families can enjoy all the benefits of excellent broadband as soon as they set up their connection.
“It’s vital that people understand that switching to the NBN is not automatic and they need to contact their preferred provider to place an order for their new internet and phone services.”
It typically takes a couple of weeks to connect up to the nbn after placing an order, and all residents will require new in-home equipment that is compatible with the faster nbn service.